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Are budgets really necessary?

November 30, 2010 Everyone knows budgets are a good thing, and very necessary. Whether it is a personal household budget, a church budget, or a school district or city budget, it is a great tool. more »»

A perfect tree for our Green Giant

November 20, 2010 In next week’s Faribault County Register we will have photos of all of the activities which were occurring in Blue Earth on Saturday. more »»

Countywide cooperation needed

November 13, 2010 Economic development is a difficult activity. Especially here in southern, rural Minnesota. Let’s face some facts. The economy, overall, is not in great shape. more »»

You are only as old as you feel

November 6, 2010 I had what I guess is referred to as a ‘milestone’ birthday last week. I was hoping to just slip past it with little notice and minor fanfare, but that didn’t happen. more »»

Thinking ahead about crosswalks

October 30, 2010 With the 2010 construction season winding down, most residents who have been affected by construction projects are hoping they all get completed before another Minnesota winter sets in. more »»

Round three in the ward debate

October 22, 2010 It is an easy yes or no answer. The problem is, it isn’t an easy yes or no questio. more »»

Will Faribault County have to redistrict for commissioners?

October 16, 2010 On Nov. 2, voters in Blue Earth are going to make a variety of choices as they mark their ballots for many state, county, school district and local candidates. more »»

Fall is a time for many changes

October 9, 2010 Autumn is a season of change. In fact, October could be the one single month that sees the most things change, as opposed to any other month. more »»

He always wanted to dance at a BEAHS homecoming pepfest

October 2, 2010 Every once in a while there is a special moment that happens while I am out covering events. Take the week before last, for instanc. more »»

Always one who followed the different path after graduation

September 25, 2010 I have not been back to any of my high school class reunions. If there have, indeed, actually been any. I have my doubts. Graduating in a class of 550 in Denver, Colo. more »»

Blue Earth and Elmer Knudsen star in ‘Days Before Belvedere’

September 20, 2010 Perhaps you remember a story in the Oct. 14, 2006, Faribault County Register about a film crew in Blue Earth. Maybe you were somehow involved in the production. more »»

Judge candidate has been trying to change the election system

September 11, 2010 There has been one component on general election ballots which has always been a puzzle to me. Maybe it has been something you have noticed as wel. more »»

A prayer for one of our own...

September 4, 2010 I don’t often try and get too personal in this column, but this one may be an exception. more »»

City Council meetings always seem to provide entertainment

August 30, 2010 I have a confession to make. I hate having to go to meetings. But, that is not really the confession. Read on. more »»

Wells couple gets squirrelly after a ‘Stormy’ 2010 summer

August 21, 2010 Not everyone has a 6-foot-2-inch squirrel sitting in their front yard. Maybe not everyone wants one. more »»

Surprising connections with stories from a 1950 newspaper

August 13, 2010 People read a newspaper to learn something. They want to know what their local government is up to now. Which team won the game last week. Who was elected in the last election. more »»

No kidding, an old guy can learn

August 13, 2010 You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but an old guy like me can learn a thing or two from time to time. more »»

Blue Earth residents will decide question of keeping three wards

August 7, 2010 The rumor mill was running at top speed last week in Blue Earth. more »»

Primary election in August? Will anyone care enough to vote?

August 2, 2010 More than one person has expressed surprise that there is an election next Tuesday. That’s correct. The state’s primary election is next Tuesday, Aug. 10. more »»

Council needs seventh member

July 26, 2010 It is easy to read the frustration on the face of Blue Earth City Councilman Glenn Gaylord. more »»

 
 

 

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